Birmingham 1963

Bombs in Birmingham

Transcript+Audio Clip
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Participants: John Kennedy, Civil Rights Leaders                  
Introduction:

On September 15, 1963, four black girls were killed in a bombing at Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church. Four days later, President Kennedy met with civil rights leaders at the White House. This tape segment begins with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. describing the situation confronting Birmingham's black residents and urging federal action to remedy their plight.

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